Get-Rich-Quick Marketers Hit With $1.5M Contempt Penalty

Law360, New York (August 22, 2012, 3:11 PM EDT) -- A California judge on Tuesday ordered $1.5 million in sanctions against a group of alleged infomercial scammers for violating a deceptive telemarketing injunction in a U.S. Federal Trade Commission suit linking them to a massive scheme it says has duped more than a million consumers out of over $450 million.

Judge Jacqueline H. Nguyen said the marketers behind “Jeff Paul's Shortcuts to Internet Millions" violated a preliminary injunction requiring them to cease all misleading infomercials and telemarketing practices associated with the get-rich-quick scheme, which the FTC...
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